My Reaction to the Hard Truth Blog
To keep going on this whole thing, a pastor has a blog called “The Hard Truth” posted some things I found disturbing and, as I was there, not true. Once again, it demonstrates the complete lack of Grace shown by the Creation museum. Some people would ask, “Why I’m I doing this to fellow Christians?” Because, as pastor, I have an obligation to call out misleading information which I know to be false. Moreover, I’m tired of my work being made harder by these folks.
So, first up, the Hard Truth Blog.
“What a day! I have to admit when I pulled into the parking lot I was a little intimidated when I saw the size of the mob.”
Yeah, well, I was in the middle of that “mob”. They weren’t a mob. Everyone was very nice and I had quite a few conversations while I waited in line. Maybe if you hung with atheists on a regular basis, you wouldn’t be so nervous for a “hit and run” handshake.
“PZ responded with, “Oh, we will.” He was definitely sarcastic in his tone, but I really didn’t have a problem with that.”
Actually, as I was there, I didn’t think he was saracastic at all. God knows PZ makes me angry quite a few times, but let’s let him make us angry for the right reasons rather than percieved ones, shall we?
“They seemed to be people who were atheists because they needed a group to fit into. Most of them, not all, but most looked like mis-fits. Of course this doesn’t mean they are, but it was definitely the look they were going for. I know it’s going to bother some of you that I said that, but understand, I’m just trying to describe what I saw, and many of them just looked like people who would have a hard time fitting in with the real world. I know many of you will say I’m judgmental, but when people dress like goths or have black hair with yellow rings, you can’t tell me they don’t do that to get a reaction.”
This is the comment that made me wonder if I would have to start eating all oatmeal again. I see, so, since they didn’t look like white anglo saxon kids with well groomed hair, its must have lead them to being atheists.
I hang out with some of those kids all the time. They always dress like that. I don’t agree with their atheism, but I can tell you that most of them are trying to think things through. Do they have conflicting reasons for being atheists and unthought out positions? Of course. But, so do Christians.
Their dress has nothing to do with it, nor that they “can’t make it in the real world”. This kind of attitude is horrible and condescending, not to mention COMPLETELY contrary to the Gospel of Christ.
Maybe if we had put stud collars on the guard dogs….
Take issue with their ideas. I do. Discuss. Argue. Reason. Live with them. But don’t resort to this name calling, implied condescending tone that makes us all look stupid.